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#358700 Last one to post in this thread wins

Posted by candlelight on 25 January 2014 - 03:33 PM

it's 'warm' here, only 3 inches of ice and 2 ft of snow...I didn't even wear a coat today!


Heat wave, Lynnie.  ;)  I was a bit surprised when I got up this morning, and it was snowing pretty steady.  It's been like this all day.  It is beautiful as long as you don't drive in it.  If the youth rally is still on, my hubby will do the driving.

#358623 Last one to post in this thread wins

Posted by Salyan on 24 January 2014 - 11:28 PM

New joke!

How do you know you're an IFB lady?

When it takes you fifteen minutes and checking every corner of your room to remember where you stored your solitary pair of pants for skiing. :frog: :rolleyes:

#358084 Hello My Brothers And Sister In Christ

Posted by DaveW on 20 January 2014 - 06:13 PM

Shouldn't have a problem here really - there are some here who consider themselves "baptist" but don't go to a baptist church, and some who don't consider themselves baptist but have largely baptistic beliefs, and some who call themselves baptist who are .....well...... a bit weird.

In reality, the only ones who have real trouble here are those who are themselves aggressive or who come here with nefarious purpose.

And you don't have to tell us where and exactly who you are - I don't think anyone here knows my name or exact place.

Some have guessed that my first name is Dave - don't know how they figured that out...... ;) :lol:

#358634 Balancing The Christian Life

Posted by ASongOfDegrees on 25 January 2014 - 01:13 AM

Legalism is adding rules to the gospel in an attempt to stay in God's saving grace or perfect your salvation. This is what the Judaizers were doing to the Galatians.  It has nothing to do with standards, rules, church by-laws, statement of faiths, etc. That's a modern manipulation of the term  by Christians who don't want anyone telling them what to do at all.

#358526 Balancing The Christian Life

Posted by GraceSaved on 24 January 2014 - 02:29 PM

One example: I've heard at least half-a-dozen people on this forum say that they wouldn't fellowship or stay in a church with people who had 'reformed' beliefs, What do you say about just that issue?

Sadly, Christians are known for splits and strife.  First of all, fellowship is important.  We need each other for encouragement, edification and to provoke each other unto good works.  This should go beyond our church building.  If possible, we are to seek to live at peace with everyone.  We are not to judge and argue over opinions but walk in love.  We are first and foremost accountable to God and need to walk out or own faith.


However, in order to preserve our own spiritual lives, fellowship may be broken with an unrepentant brother/sister and it should be done in order to restore them back into fellowship.  We have instructions on how to deal with those who sin against us.  First, we are to go that person alone.  Second, If that doesn't work, we are to take two or three witnesses.  If that doesn't work, the last step would be to take him/her before the church. 


Why would we break fellowship?  As I stated above, it shouldn't be over minor disagreements or matters of opinions.  There are more specifics such as a professing Christian's immoral involved in sexual sin, drunkeness, idolatry, abuse, foul tongue, theivery, etc.  Anything we do to limit our contact with them is an unfortunate result of their actions.     

#358518 Balancing The Christian Life

Posted by Alimantado on 24 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

I don't know what your point is but I was addressing his violating OB rule #3. Everything in my post to him that follows the colon in the first sentence is a direct C/P quote of the rule.


This is legalism.


No it isn't, it's pragmatism. Asking everyone to use the same version so that discussions don't get sidetracked by arguments about translation is just good sense.

#358447 Balancing The Christian Life

Posted by John81 on 24 January 2014 - 08:41 AM

Sometimes we to easily look for excuses to separate, divide, debate and argue; even to the point of accusing some of our brothers/sisters in Christ of not being a part of the family.


Along with this we ignore why we should love our brothers/sisters in Christ, why we should share their burdens and seek to edify them with all love, meekness and kindness.


Sometimes we quickly quote separation verses and then go to extremes with separation. Meanwhile we overlook the commands to love one another, be ye kind one to another.


There are times for separation, whether partial or total. Even at such times, this should be done in gentleness and with humility.


We need to give more heed to the command to love one another and be kind to one another. Even if a brother/sister in Christ attends a church we wouldn't (or we attend one they wouldn't) we can still love them and show kindness.  

#358676 New From Canada

Posted by Seth Doty on 25 January 2014 - 12:19 PM

Welcome to the board lynn, I see you made it.  :icon_mrgreen:

#358643 New From Canada

Posted by 2bLikeJesus on 25 January 2014 - 08:20 AM

Welcome aboard, Lynnie!  I have been to Canada on several occasions (I like to go to the Calgary Stampede in July), and have visited a great Independent Fundamental Baptist church in Red Deer started by the Cook family missionaries.  It seems the only religion in some parts of Canada is hockey.  Hockey isn't a sport in Canada, it's a religion.   :rolleyes:

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